Address:321 W 125th StNew York, NY 10027Map & Directions
Services: The Mission of the Ali Forney Center is to help homeless Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Questioning youth be safe and become independent as they move from adolescence to adulthood. Too many of these youth are rejected by their families and the broader community and are thus forced to survive on the streets, facing the dangers of violence, HIV infection and homophobia. The Ali Forney Center is committed to providing homeless LGBT&Q youth with the services they need to thrive, including shelter, HIV Prevention and life skills training. The Ali Forney Center Services AFC is a comprehensive emergency housing program for LGBT youths aged 16 - 24. Their goal is to provide homeless LGBT youths with the support and services they need to escape the streets and begin to live healthy and independent lives. They offer an innovative continuum of services which include the following programs: Ali Forney Day Center The AFC Day Center in the Chelsea section of Manhattan is the entry point to their programs for homeless youths. There they offer street outreach, referral to their housing programs, case management, primary medical care, HIV testing, mental health assessment and treatment, food and showers. In the second half of 2005 they will also begin to offer an employment assistance program. AFC Emergency Housing AFC offers a scattered-site emergency housing program with sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. They offer temporary housing in safe, staff-supervised homelike apartments. LGBT youths are able to reside in their emergency housing program for up to six months while they assist them in moving on to more permanent housing. In the second half of 2005, they are expanding their emergency housing program from 12 beds to 18 beds. AFC Transitional Housing AFC will begin to open a transitional housing program in the second half of 2005. When fully implemented, they will be offering scattered-site housing to 24 youths. The young people will be able to reside in their transitional housing program for up to two years, while they assist them in gaining employment and in continuing their educations. They will place a great deal of emphasis in helping their residents become prepared to live independently, and their goal is that their residents, upon graduation from this program, will move on to their own apartments.
Address:198 E 121st StNew York, NY 10035Map & Directions
Services: CUCS’ mission is to end homelessness for as many people as possible and to provide opportunities for low income individuals and families, particularly those living with disabling conditions, to be productive members of the community. As the lead-support agency for the Manhattan Street Outreach Consortium (MOC), a collaborative of six Manhattan-based homeless service organizations committed to reducing street homelessness in Manhattan, CUCS provides street outreach and housing placement services for all of Harlem. In addition, CUCS prepares homeless individuals with mental illness for permanent housing through two transitional housing sites that contain 83 units of transitional housing.
Address:347 E 18th StNew York, NY 10003Map & Directions
Services: Their purpose is to provide transitional housing and supportive services to the homeless, distressed and undeserved population of New York City. They will serve those individuals who are fifty and older with the goal of helping them regain their independence and security, and assisting them in moving to appropriate, permanent facilities. MOD serves up to 42 homeless older adults at a time, who are "one step away" from independence. In a typical year, 10-15 of these individuals transition out of MOD to independent living.
Address:461 8th AveNew York, NY 10001Map & Directions
Services: Provides Crisis Intervention, Shelter Referrals, As Well As Information And Referral Services For Homeless, Runaway And Other Troubled Youth And Their Families Throughout The Nation. Uses An Extensive Database Of Agencies To Refer Callers To Services In Their Own Communities.
Eligibility: Homeless Or Runaway Youths And Their Families.
Documents To Bring: Call for assistance
Address:3New York, NY 10007Map & Directions
Services: Two drop-in centers and one residential program for homeless and street-involved young people. Program includes a comprehensive array of services including individual counseling, crisis intervention, access to medical and psychiatric care, hot meals, showers, and emergency shelter. Call for intake hours.
Documents To Bring: None.
Address:300 Bloomfield StHoboken, NJ 07030Map & Directions
Services: The mission of the Hoboken Shelter is to be a community partnership that transforms lives by providing meals for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, and services to support people to become housed. The Shelter offers the following programs: -Supper Program - feeds 65-75 people each evening -Residential Housing - provides a warm, safe, bed for 50 guests -Life Skills Workshops -Creative Arts Workshops -Drop-In Day Center
Address:108 36th StUnion City, NJ 07087Map & Directions
Services: Palisades Emergency Residence Corporation (PERC) exists to defeat the cycle of poverty, understanding that food and shelter are fundamental human rights. PERC believes that with help there is hope. They are one of the leading social agencies providing the following services to their clients:
- Emergency shelters (for families and single adults)
- Affordable Housing (34 units)
- After-School and Summer Program for children living in poverty
- "Food For Life" soup kitchen (serving over 200 daily meals)
- Food pantry (monthly groceries and counseling to families living in poverty)
- Case management
- Integrated living program
- Preventative services
- Daily workshops
- Job training
- Computer classes
- Literacy and GED training
- Budgeting skills
- Clothing & Grooming
- AA/NA workshops
Address:3319 101st StCorona, NY 11368Map & Directions
Services: To provide high quality, no cost social services focusing on the rehabilitation of the underprivileged population in the community who suffer from the disease of alcoholism and substance abuse. J24 currently utilizes a two family home in the Corona section of Queens to house and provide services to its clients. Clients are provided with crisis intervention, counseling, referrals, food, shelter and clothing until they are ready to be reintegrated into the community. J24 also maintains a telephone hotlines that are in operation 24 hours a day. Their staff of volunteers run their operations 24 hours a day allowing individuals to access their services anytime of the day and night. Clients as well as members of the community attend group therapy meetings, which are offered 24 hours a day. They also conduct outreach activities in the community as well as the transmittal of information via newspapers, local radios, program brochure and flyers.
The current program is composed of 2 components, Phase I and II. During Phase I of the program clients are provided with housing, food and clothing for a 3-month period while they attend in-house group therapy meetings, workshops/lecture series and are provided with a strong foundation for their recovery based on the principles of a 12 Step Program. The services for Phase I are free of charge to the individual and his or her family and are given in Spanish and English. After completion of Phase I clients are offered the opportunity to begin Phase II of the program in which the client is offered a halfway house where they are allowed to begin working in the community while they live and attend meetings in the program. Upon completion of Phase II clients are ready to return to their families or find housing on there own thus completing the reintegration of the client into the community.
Address:134 Evergreen Pl Suite 103East Orange, NJ 07018Map & Directions
Services: Their mission is to improve the prospects of individual achievement for homeless and at-risk youth and young adults through housing, education and community services, thereby contributing to the long-term stability of their community. Sierra House Transitional Program is an up to 2 year residential program that provides homeless, abused and aging out young woman and/or mothers, 18 to 25, with learning activities that will transfer to lifelong independent living skills. Transitional Program participants learn management of daily activities, how to present themselves to prospective employer, and how to open and maintain a bank account, among other things. Some of the expected program outcomes are for members to acquire stable housing, assume responsibility for managing time, and to get credentials in order and be ready to present themselves for job or school training.
Address:1857 Wantagh AveWantagh, NY 11793Map & Directions
Services: MOMMAS is a home for young mothers aged 17 to 23 years old and their babies. For approximately two years, the young mothers at MOMMAS House continue education or vocational experience interrupted by pregnancy. With guidance and direction, the young mothers can learn to support themselves and their children independently. MOMMAS House offers permanent housing opportunities to graduates of the transitional housing program. The mother must be employed and is offered a subsidized rent based on her income. Supportive services are still provided by MOMMAS House. This is an additional step towards completely independent living.